Shiny vibes: Dutch disco duo Bumper continue to develop their repertoire with glitterball glory. "Take Me To The Dancefloor" struts from the speakers with Zapp & Rogers-meets-2020 Soundsystem majesty as big dubby synth refrains, slippery guitar licks and spacy vocoder vocals unite to form the slinkiest of grooves, while "Body On The Dancefloor", purrs and groans with more of an overt sexuality and neat traces of '80s electro pop acts such as Laid Back. Silver City's Julian Sanza adds more of a drum-heavy chug and shinier guitars on his remix while Elijah Collins goes for more of a modern tech twist. Each cut lives up to the EP's promise; they'll take you to the dancefloor and keep you there for hours.
The latest release from Home Breakin' is from their very own uber-prolific Neighbour. As can be expected, "Light Breaker" is another slice of high quality synthpop - all dreamy, yearning vocals, chugging rhythms and hazy synth melodies. There's a whole range of top notch mixes too with Cyclist's raucous disco-rock version and Tad Wily's shimmering hiNRG rework, and watch out for 6th Borough Project's 'A' mix which distils everything down to a sleazy minimal tropical grind.
The increasingly prolific Mullet Records artist Tad Wily has now hooked up with Homebreakin' for two versions of "After Dark". The original sees him retain some elements of the early '80s hip-hop production present on his previous releases, but this time the claps and '80s drum machines are married to a laid-back contemporary nu-disco groove and the seductive vocals of Orla Hawk. His New Bass version is sleazier with a slinky late night bassline and moody vocals. The Lonely Boy mix is an effervescent cascade of pixelated rain a la Dusty Kid and Cyclist goes for a raw, punk-funky grind.
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